Ragada Patties

Potato dumplings in dried yellow peas curry (serves 4)             Ingredients for ragada (dried yellow peas curry) dried green peas (soaked overnight) – 1 cup turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp red chilli powder/ paprika powder – 1/4 tsp oil – 1/2 to 1 tsp asafoetida  – a pinch salt to…

Sweet potato wedges with avocado dip

              Ingredients for wedges 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into wedges 1-2 tbsp of cornflour/ cornstarch 1-2 tbsp of oil 2 tsp of paprika (strength of your choice) 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper 2 tsp of dried thyme salt to taste Ingredients for avocado dip 1…

Pasta salad

How to make Pasta Salad ?           Ingredients: Penne / fussili pasta – 150 gms (or about 1 cup), uncooked Red bell peppers- 1 Yellow bell pepper – 1 Salad tomatoes – 2 Borocolli florets – 1 cup Asparagus stalks – 1/2 cup Pitted olives – a handful      …

Banana Bread

 How to prepare Banana bread ?           Ingredients: Ripe bananas – 4 mashed All Purpose flour/ Maida / plain flour – 1 1/2 cups Butter – 1/2 cup melted Raw sugar – 3/4 cup Milk / buttermilk – 1/2 cup Baking soda – 1 tsp Vanilla essence – 1 tsp Salt…

Paruppu Usili

 How to make Parupu Usili ?           Ingredients: flat beans – 1/2 kg channa dal – 1/2 cup toor dal – 1/2 cup urid dal – 2 tbsp dry red chillies – 2 cumin seeds – 1 tbsp asafoetida – 1 + 1  pinch oil – 2 tbsp turmeric powder –…

Chinese Stir Fry Noodles

 How to prepare Chinese Stir Fry Noodles ?           Ingredients: Wholemeal wheat noodles – 2 nests carrots (chopped into juliennes) – 1 /3cup beans (chopped into long pieces) – 1/3 cup cabbage (chopped finely) – 1/3 cup spinach – a handful bell peppers (chopped into juliennes) – 1 soy sauce –…

Dal Dhokli

 How to prepare Dal Dhokli ?           Ingredients: 250 grams toor daal, 200 grams wheat flour, 3 green chilies 3 tbsp green chilli paste a handful of groundnut a handful of cashew nuts, 1 tbsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Mustard seeds, 3-4 cloves 2 cinnamon, 2 tomatoes 1 tbsp Tamarind paste…

Vegetable Burger

 How to prepare Vegetable Burger ?           Ingredients: 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas 1 x 340 g tin of sweetcorn ½ a bunch of fresh coriander ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 lemon 3 heaped tablespoons plain flour , plus extra for dusting…

Chole / Chick peas curry

How to prepare chick peas curry ?           Ingredients: chole/ chick peas – 2 cups tomatoes – 3 chilli – 1 ginger – half inch piece cumin seeds – 2 tsp carom seeds – 1 tsp asafoetida – a pinch turmeric powder- a pinch red chilli powder/ cayenne pepper- 1 tsp…
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